Roseland Cottage

1870s Addition

In the 1870s, the Bowens decided added to the servants’ ell. The extension added additional servants’ quarters on the second floor, and a laundry washroom on the first, moving that task out of the cellar. This photo shows that expansion. The addition continued the board and batten siding—so important to the Gothic Revival style—but did not have diamond-paned casement windows or the original building’s steeply pitched roof, though it did have a parapet along the flat roof line. Also visible in this picture is the metal roof that was added in 1887, perhaps in response to a chimney fire which, according to Henry and Lucy’s son Clarence, could have had disastrous consequences had the roof not been covered in snow.